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Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook: Technology, Finance, Environmental, and International Guidance and Best Practices by Anthony Tarantino

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CHAPTER 40

CARRIERS COMPLIANCE IN FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

David Jacoby

40.1 INTRODUCTION

40.2 KEY REGULATORY BODIES

40.3 COMPLIANCE ISSUES FOR TRUCKING COMPANIES

(a) Hours of Service

(b) Vehicle Size and Weight Limits

(c) Advance Manifest Notification for Imports

(d) Credentialing of Hazardous Materials Drivers

(e) Safety Review for New Carriers

(f) Other FMCSA Regulations

40.4 COMPLIANCE ISSUES FOR RAILROADS

(a) Security Compliance

(b) Rail Safety and Accident Reporting

(c) Noise Limits

(d) Freight Trains Operating on Passenger Lines

(e) Other Title 49 Regulations

40.5 COMPLIANCE ISSUES FOR MARINE TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES

(a) Cabotage

(b) Cargo Preference

(c) Cargo Security and Inspection Rules

(d) Other Regulations Affecting Marine Cargo

40.6 COMPLIANCE ISSUES FOR AIR CARGO CARRIERS

(a) Mandated Security Measures

(b) Limits on Foreign Ownership

(c) Maintenance Records Management

(d) Other Regulations Affecting Air Cargo

40.7 CONCLUSION

NOTES

40.1 INTRODUCTION

Rules and regulations in the transportation and logistics field may be grouped into two categories: (1) regulation that affects carriers (transportation and logistics companies providing freight movement services) and (2) regulation that affects shippers (companies that hire others to move freight). The government imposes many regulations on carriers that shippers may not be aware of. Conversely, many shippers are unaware of the regulations imposed on the carriers that they hire.

Accordingly, this chapter highlights ...

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